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Alcaidesa Marina to Banús. Superyachts, Fine Dining & Boutiques

Antonio Valbuena . Director at Alcaidesa Marina

Alcaidesa Marina to Banús. Superyachts, Fine Dining & Boutiques

This month, we’re leaving behind the Straits of Gibraltar and heading to the world-famous capital of the Costa del Sol, Marbella. Journey with us from Alcaidesa Marina to Puerto Banús, a favourite hotspot and haven for Superyachts as well as the more standard sized yachts and powerboats in Southern Spain.

The Costa del Sol’s most glamorous marina development is undoubtedly Puerto Banús, with an estimated 5 million annual visitors including some of the biggest celebrities. Walking through the area, you’ll find impressive superyachts, sleek luxury cars and exclusive boutiques selling designer clothes, watches and jewellery throughout the marina.

In addition to the glamourous surroundings, the port itself provides equally high levels of customer care and great facilities during your stay.

Puerto Banus Car

It’s an easy route, but it might take you a couple of days due to the distance from the home port. We suggest taking a stroll through the streets and the marina and heading over to Marbella, either by taxi or by mooring at one of the ports near the old town, which is a quaint fishing village with whitewashed houses and plant pots everywhere you look.

There’s an array of dining and leisure options here, and let’s not forget the climate which is the envy of Europe…

Meteorology

Puerto Banus

The best days to sail to Puerto Banús are when westerly winds are blowing, which are shore winds and can top 20 knots in summer at lunchtime, so you’ll reach your destination quickly and without the rattle of the waves.

On days with light easterlies, you can also sail with the engine on calm seas but be careful with possible banks of fog in the summer.

Tips

Alcaidesa Marina La Linea
Alcaidesa Marina

Take the utmost care when passing by Europa Point and give it a wide berth. There’s also a tricky spot to the north of the fishing port of La Linea, on the east coast of the town, where there are somewhat hidden mussel farms, even though they appear on nautical charts. And if you’re hugging the coastline, watch out for fishing tackle, marked with a simple floating bottle and, with a little bit of luck, a flag.

• Type of navigation: Coastal

• Distance in Miles: 34 Nautical Miles

• Duration: 2 days

• Degree of difficulty: Low

• Terminates in base port: Yes

• Towns: Marbella, Puerto Banus

• GPS: 36°28’58.7

• Costal: Bay of Algeciras, Costa del Sol.

*Owners and crews are responsible for making their own passage planning and the above should not be used for passage planning but rather as a useful guide.

Alcaidesa Marina to Banús. Superyachts, Fine Dining & Boutiques

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